There is no doubt that “custom t-shirts”, “t-shirts” and variations of these words are highly competitive industries. It is clear that many businesses are willing to do whatever it takes to get an edge. Some choose black hat seo link building while others just choose to copy others text and/or t-shirt designs. On custom t-shirt talk we have reported a few other incidents including Nerdy Shirts blatantly copying Busted Tees as well as other legal battles between Customized Girl and Custom Glam Girl. I discovered this yesterday when checking out Shirt Magic. As you can see below on their homepage they posted the following text
Opps, we goofed. We mistakenly used some designs and text from Customink.com, another t-shirt company. We appologize and have take corrective action
They ACTUALLY link to Customink Oh and Shirt Magic “appologized”, rather than “apologized” to make it even funnier.
What do you think about this type of forced public humiliation punishment of Shirt Magic rather than legal action on behalf of Custom Ink? What should be done when someone copies your t-shirt designs or site text?